Cyprus to launch Hague court case over Turkey’s gas drilling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus says authorities are launching legal action at the International Court of Justice in the Hague against Turkey’s exploratory gas drilling inside Cypriot w...

AP Photos: Saving Jamaica's coral, an undersea labor of love

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — The tropical turquoise waters near the coast of Jamaica are beautiful and inviting, but they disguise the devastation that lurks beneath. After flipping backward off a small ...

Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some cranberry farm...

Taiwan’s problem with extremism

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — At her formal registration as the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) presidential candidate earlier this week, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) cautioned that interfe...

Head-turners on the red carpet at Taiwan's Golden Horses

A parade of stunning head-turners graced the red carpet at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday, matching the grandeur of the occasion. Among them was Taiwanese actress-writer Gingle Wan...

Williams joins Welsh rugby team’s rebuilt backroom staff

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The rebuilding of Wales’ backroom staff under coach Wayne Pivac following the Rugby World Cup has continued with the hiring of another former captain, Martyn William, as team man...

Rights group draws attention to heavy smog in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region, a...

2019 FUTEX in Taipei set to spotlight smart agriculture tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 FUTEX future technology exhibition taking place in Taipei between Dec. 5-8 will emphasize Taiwan’s smart agricultural biotech. Featured at the annual tec...

Legal hemp, CBD stir more farmers to grow unfamiliar crop

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The legalization of industrial hemp in the U.S. has sparked interest from both traditional farmers and newbies. The early stages are proving tricky. Pr...

Michigan issues 1st recreational marijuana licenses

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has issued the first licenses to a business planning to grow and sell marijuana for recreational use. Ann Arbor-based Exclusive Brands a...

Column: Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention — and money — over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just adds to the intrigu...

Taiwan creates breakthrough with climate change-resistant rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading research institution in Taiwan has developed a genome editing method capable of helping rice adapt to environmental changes caused by increasingly frequent, extr...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cl...

Federer braced for another next-gen challenge in 2020

LONDON (AP) — After dominating the tennis world for so long, Roger Federer thinks the sport’s Big Three could face their toughest challenge yet from a new generation in 2020. Federer...

‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack a perfect mix of new and old songs

Various artists, “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack” (Motown) The trailer for upcoming film “Queen & Slim” packs a ton — intensity and beauty, flashes of lightheartedness and the ...